Sailing with Our Kids in the Bahamas

For future Bahamian sailing families: We started sailing last fall with our four children ages 8 to 15, and within the Bahamas we’ve sailed from the Abacos all the way down to Raggeds Island and back!   What we’ve been able to experience has accumulated to quite a bit, so I’ve created a small collection of…

Bahamian History 101

We have been discovering quite a bit of Bahamian history since we checked into the country over 2 months ago, and found that the most important date to remember so far is their year of Independence from Britain: 1973.  Up until that point, they were a British colony under the rule of the queen, and…

Jurassic Park Revisited and Bahamian Basketweaving

The NOAA Caribbean Marine Research Facility on Lee Stocking Island has been one of those places that you’re not sure you feel entirely comfortable walking around in.  The self guided tour seemed to reiterate the same uneasy feeling… as if everyone who used to live there mysteriously left quickly, with few belongings and literally walked…

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin

The journey over the Tropic of Cancer has been a treat, we have been blessed to hear the now familiar spin of Travis’ fishing reel as a fish takes hold of his lure and even got to put up the sails with the one of first great sailing days in over a month, Wahoo! It…

23° 26′ N 76° 0′ W

So far, traveling south over imaginary latitude lines has been relatively uneventful… Although for this next line-  we’re hoping for a bit more celebration as later this week will be officially crossing over the  Tropic of Cancer,  Wahoo!  We are currently at Georgetown, Exumas and will be moving south to the Jumentos and Ragged Cays…

The Lotus Dilemma

Happy New Year!  We’ve been in the Bahamas for a little over a month now and have definitely relished in the shallow snorkeling over beautiful coral heads in 10′ of water, the abundant wildlife for spearfishing (dinner hopefully), the family friendly Bahamian communities and the recent holiday arrival of several ‘kid boats’ which have brought…